Recycling Efficiency – Paper

20 October, 2010

From a “Content Management” whitepaper I just read, by the industry organization, AIIM:

• If the U.S. cut its office paper use by roughly 10 percent or 540,000 tons, greenhouse gas emissions would fall by 1.6 million tons — equivalent to taking 280,000 cars off the road for a year.

• There are over 4 trillion paper documents in the U.S., growing at a rate of 22% per year.

• For 56% of organizations, the volume of paper records is increasing.• The average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year and wastes about 1,410 of these pages.

• With the average cost of each wasted page being about six cents, a company with 500 employees could be spending $42,000 per year on wasted prints.

There is a very compelling environmental case that can be made for reducing paper use through the digitization of key business processes. But a key element for organizations to consider is that the economic case for reducing paper use is just as compelling.

Among the benefits:

• Direct and immediate cost savings on paper and shipping.

• Increased process effectiveness and efficiency.

• The potential to fully integrate field staff and offices into the information capabilities of the organization rather than relying on daily overnight mail.

• Reduced real estate costs through the elimination of filing.

• Improved morale as an integrated information infrastructure allows for greater flexibility in working arrangements.

• Reduced off-site storage as the sheer volume of what needs to be physically preserved declines.

Hm! ~ JT

DNC update – the real deal, behind the scenes

27 August, 2008

OK, people, here is the REAL story behind the headlines, behind the egos, er, personalities….  I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats.  I knew the Washington Post was good for something other than incisive, relevant journalism!

Check it out, at the risk of disillusionment or at least embarassing chuckling.

Warming Warning 2.0, redux, redo . . .

11 April, 2008

I would direct your attention to this recent lecture by the so-appealing-nowadays “former next president of the United States,” as he runs around and around this crazy-important set of issues.  So, did you actually see An Inconvenient Truth ?

Oh, and it looks as though MIT/Sloan has had smart things to say about this recently too, from a … hmm, business perspective.  Shocking.  And (yet) enlightening, too.  Why is this not surprising?

Obama’s Nuances Lost on Some Duances?

26 March, 2008

Last week, Barack Obama gave us an important personal statement on his own and America’s multi-racism, “A More Perfect Union.”  Candidate Obama played his own “race card” — masterfully, to my view, and certainly provocatively.

And at least one smart-guy Stanford law professor has a similar sense to mine, that the speech represents notes toward a “way through” the complex difficulties of race in America.  Best of luck and fortitude to us all.